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Jakarta Post

Hospitals take part in effort to reduce waste, emissions

  • Agnes Winarti and Triwik Kurniasari

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, November 17 2008   /  10:46 am

Green movements, which have sprouted up over the last few years, have encouraged hospitals in the capital to adopt environmentally friendly habits. State-own cancer hospital Dharmais in West Jakarta has been reducing its electricity and water usage, reusing paper and producing compost out of its organic waste for years, said head of public relations and domestic affairs at Dharmais, Bambang Purwanto, in a recent interview. Dharmais has been encouraging staff members to reuse administration papers and recycle organic waste as compost fertilizer for the past five years, Bambang said. "We can reduce up to one third of our monthly paper use, for instance, by using both sides of the paper for administration," Bambang told The Jakarta Post. He said the hospital produced up to a ton of compost every month, mostly used as fertilizer for plants on the hospi...